Bieber fever takes the AMAs

By Jonathan BennettThe music industry is one of the biggest entertainment venues in the world, and many people love to celebrate their favorite performers in recognition award ceremonies. One of the biggest nights in music - the American Music Awards - was held last night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.While there were many musical performances to remember, it was the performers who won recognition awards that were the real stars of the night. According to MTV, Justin Bi...
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Chevrolet Volt wins triple crown in green car awards

By Jonathan BennettThe environment has been a hot topic across America, as the government has been pushing for energy efficient trends that will not only help the environment, but decrease spending on materials. As a result of this push, some companies that offer green products are being given recognition awards for their work.The Chevrolet Volt recently received multiple recognition awards for being one of the most innovative vehicles of the year, according to USA Today. The...
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Hernandez, Halladay named recipients of the Cy Young Award

By Abigail RichardsThe winners of the Cy Young Award, which is given to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) for both the American League and the National League, were recently announced as the awards and trophies continue to be handed out during the post-baseball season.Felix Hernandez, who pitches for the Seattle Mariners, received the recognition award for the American League, while Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Roy Halladay was named the winner of the Na...
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Former President H.W. Bush to receive recognition award from Obama

By Tucker HarringtonPresident Barack Obama recently announced that Former President George H.W. Bush will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The former president will receive the recognition award next year.According to the New York Daily News, this announcement was a huge instance of bipartisanship on the part of Obama. The recognition is the nation's highest level of civilian honor, and will be presented during a White House ceremony next year.The news provider...
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Manager of the Year winners announced

By Abigail RichardsIt takes a lot to be a good manager, and following the end of baseball season - those who have gone to great lengths to help their teams succeed are now being recognized with awards and trophies for their efforts.After coming in at second place five times, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was named the American League Manager of the Year, according to StarTribune.com. In addition to winning the recognition award, Twins officials announced that they would be giv...
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Rocker Patti Smith wins recognition award for her memoir

By Abigail RichardsMany people like to curl up with a good book now and again, and sometimes, the authors who captivate their audience the most go on to win recognition awards for their literary work.Patti Smith, a well-known rocker, recently won the National Book Award for her memoir, "Just Kids," according to the Los Angeles Times. The book follows her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe.During the gala ceremony in New York City, Smith became emotional wh...
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Celebrate fundraising efforts with awards and trophies

By Tucker HarringtonIn order to raise money, various charities often hold friendly competitions such as relays and other contests where competitors are sponsored by donations. While these activities can be fun for everyone, some organizations may want to consider offering awards and trophies to the winners, so they have a memento of the occasion for the rest of their lives.As typical in many sporting events, those who are shown to be the best are given recognition awards for...
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Employee of the month could honor hard workers

By Abigail RichardsThe workplace can be a competitive atmosphere for many individuals, and gaining the approval of managers is a goal for many employees, as they feel it could ultimately lead to a salary bump or potentially a promotion. However, those who go above and beyond the call of duty are sometimes recognized for their good job in other ways.For example, giving a recognition award for employee of the month has become a popular practice in corporate America. In additio...
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Recognition awards could serve as a thank you

By Jonathan BennettDuring a time of economic strife, many employees could feel that they have to go above and beyond in their daily tasks in order to reach job security. As many companies were struggling with budget issues, some managers chose to decrease work staff in favor of saving money.However, as the economy begins to regain its footing, companies are now looking to thank their employees for all of their hard work and dedication during this difficult time period in the...
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Giving recognition awards could boost charity involvement

By Jonathan BennettRaising funds for various charitable causes can be difficult for some. While there are so many ways to raise money for causes, those who run nonprofit organizations may want to consider offering incentives to the participants who go above and beyond the call of duty in terms of generating awareness and money.Offering recognition awards to those who collect the most donations for a charity may be one way to create a friendly competition between fundraisers....
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